Kyocera is introducing a new water-resistant phone, that will be heading to Sprint and Boost Mobile later this month. The Kyocera Hydro Edge
, remarkably similar to the Hydro Xtrm
shown to Electronista
at CTIA's spring show, follows on from the IPX5 and IPX7-rated Hydro
released last year by being able to be submerged in three feet of water for up to 30 minutes.
Aside from it's water resistance, the Hydro Edge houses a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon running at 1GHz with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Running on Android 4.1, it has a four-inch 800x480 display, a rear five-megapixel camera, and uses the company's Smart Sonic Reciever technology, which allows for audio to be heard using a ceramic transducer transmitting vibrations through the screen via cartilage around the ear.
Sprint will be offering the Hydro Edge from July 19th for $20 on a two-year agreement after a $50 rebate, while Boost Mobile will stock it for $150 as a prepaid device from July 23rd.